An effort to increase oversight of environmental risks inside school buildings is meeting resistance from city officials who balk at the additional regulation and costs.
There's no doubt that rolling out thousands of new pre-kindergarten seats by September will be a big lift for New York City. Two members of Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration said so themselves, and acknowledged some of the obstacles at an event Wednesday night.
Two charter schools that were blocked from opening this fall inside other public schools will open in former Catholic school buildings instead, under a new plan from City Hall.
All New York City students soon could be eating lunch for free, if the mayor chooses to embrace a City Council proposal to spend about $24 million while also tapping into a federal program that reduces the stigma -- and paperwork - of free lunches.
It can be an emotionally fraught time, as families gather around kitchen tables to try to determine which institution offers the prospect of serving as the best academic, personal, and financial “fit.”
Following parent outcry over student privacy concerns, the company inBloom plans to shut down.
WXQR listeners donated about 2,500 instruments.
For Paula Dinh, the path to graduation has been a long one, with times when she questioned her ability — and desire — to finish high school.
The program for super bright kids has a few dumb problems, like having just a fraction of seats available (300) for all the incoming kindergarten students deemed "gifted" (1,908). Two veteran parents offer ideas to make G&T smarter.
It's not just basketball, baseball or other traditional American sports anymore. Dozens of New York City high schools are fielding teams in badminton and table tennis for the first time this spring.
An education professor says the new mayor has won some, lost some. Now it's time to get serious on all the other pressing education issues facing the city schools.
New York City's Department of Education is altering the process to promote or hold back students, adding classroom work and grades to the mix so it's not just tied to standardized test scores.